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The subject concerns housing in Australia. This subject has four components:
- The operation of the housing market: how the housing market works; supply, demand, role of property developers and the role of banks.
- The contribution of housing and planning for housing to the urban forms of Australia's cities.
- Why the housing market fails certain groups.
- Low-income housing policy (e.g. social housing).
The subject includes both market and equity considerations.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject aims to develop:
- a working knowledge of the housing market in Australia;
- housing policy for those poorly served by the market; and
- the role of planning, property developers and civil society in housing outcomes.
- On a case study basis and, if possible, the subject also intends to familiarise the student with participatory decision-making in housing.
- Written and verbal communication.
- Understanding of the operation of housing markets in Australia.
- The contribution of housing to the urban form of Australia's cities.
- Applied understanding of low income housing policy and planning.
Last updated: 18 December 2020